FX Boss John Landgraf Gives Updates on New ‘Deadpool’ Series, ‘Fargo’ Season 4, and More

On this final day of the TV Critics Association press tour, FX CEO John Landgraf gave his biannual data dump on the state of Peak TV (a moniker he coined), which is just one reason why he’s always a favorite among critics and journalists. By his team’s calculations, there will be 534 scripted series airing by the end of 2017 across broadcast, cable, and streaming, and this is before Apple has started to make a dent in creating scripted content (and as he pointed out, they have quadrillions to spend on it).

When it comes to competing against these streaming services, Landgraf said it feels (to cable networks) like being “shot in the face with money.” As we’ve seen with Netflix, the amount of money that’s available in that realm leads to a deluge of content that is looking to lock down attention and then monetize that attention, thus owning that scripted real estate.

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So FX has to carefully curate its series, which shows, as it’s once of the best channels on TV based on the overall quality of its programming (and how much they have of it). Per the data we were shown, FX’s viewership has also remained “stable in an environment where the perception is that everything is sinking like a stone.”

And speaking of that programming, Landgraf gave us a few updates on some of their most high-profile projects:

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